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Sweden doubles solar power capacity to 79.4 MW in 2014

Solar array. Author: David Goehring. License: Creative Commons

March 26 (SeeNews) - Sweden has more than doubled its total installed solar photovoltaic (PV) power capacity to 79.4 MW as at the end of 2014, local energy agency Energimyndigheten said on Wednesday.

Just last year, the Scandinavian country has deployed 36.2 MW of new solar systems compared to 19.1 MW of fresh installations in 2013 and only 8.3 MW in 2012. This means that Sweden has roughly doubled its solar power capacity for a fourth year in a row.

Of Sweden’s total solar power capacity, 9.5 MW comes from off-grid arrays and the remaining 69.9 MW corresponds to grid-connected PV parks. Overall, Sweden’s solar installations have the combined capacity to produce some 75 GWh of electricity annually, or enough to power over 3,300 average local households.

Energimyndigheten noted that solar accounts for just 0.06% of Sweden’s power mix.

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